Department of Computer Science

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Fundamentals and practical impact of AI on businesses and societies.
Artificial Intelligence applications, illustration Matti Ahlgren

AI is a major focus area of Aalto University and the Department of Computer Science. Building on the department's strong tradition that includes neural network pioneers Teuvo Kohonen and Erkki Oja.

Our research contributes both to the fundamentals of AI across its many subfields, as well as to the accelerating practical impact AI has on businesses and societies.

The Department of Computer Science is a key player in the Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence FCAI, a major ecosystem of academic, private and public sector partners.

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Heikki Mannila

How can new fields benefit from data analysis and artificial intelligence? Heikki Mannila returns to university to develop multidisciplinary collaboration

Mannila left his position as President of the Academy of Finland and began on March 1 as professor at Aalto University, where he last served as Vice President 2010–2012

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Samuel Kaski

Samuel Kaski receives major international funding for the development of AI methods

Aalto University Professor Samuel Kaski has been awarded the Turing AI World-Leading Researcher Fellowship to establish a new center of excellence. The funding relates to Kaski’s work at the University of Manchester, but Finnish research on modeling user intent will also benefit.

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Artificial intelligence model developed by Finnish researchers predicts which key of the immune system opens the locks of coronavirus

With an artificial intelligence (AI) method developed by researchers at Aalto University and University of Helsinki, researchers can now link immune cells to their targets and for example uncouple which white blood cells recognize SARS-CoV-2. The developed tool has broad applications in understanding the function of immune system in infections, autoimmune disorders, and cancer.

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If you study computer science, you may end up developing better cancer treatments by applying AI

Heli Julkunen developed a machine learning method that predicts how different drug combinations kill cancer cells, and now she helps advance preventive healthcare as a data scientist

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Artificial intelligence to assist the brain

Neuroscience and neurotechnology are gaining a fresh ally in the form of artificial intelligence, which can assess dementia risk and enhance the effectiveness of depression treatments.

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Gan.uvia

Forbes AI Award to research on image-creating GAN models

The magazine pays tribute to the development of a model that starkly reduces the amount of data needed for generating new, artificial images

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Moloud Abdar, Mohammad Amin Fahami, Leonardo Rundo, Petia Radeva, Alejandro Frangi, U. Rajendra Acharya, Abbas Khosravi, H. K. Lam, Alexander Jung, Saeid Nahavandi 2022 IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics

Editorial of the Special Issue on Cultural Heritage and Semantic Web Technology

Mehwish Alam, Victor de Boer, Enrico Daga, Marieke van Erp, Eero Hyvönen, Albert Meroño-Peñuela 2022 Semantic Web - Interoperability, Usability, Applicability

Automated Tip Functionalization via Machine Learning in Scanning Probe Microscopy

Benjamin Alldritt, Fedor Urtev, Niko Oinonen, Markus Aapro, Juho Kannala, Peter Liljeroth, Adam S. Foster 2022 Computer Physics Communications

Modeling binding specificities of transcription factor pairs with random forests

Anni A. Antikainen, Markus Heinonen, Harri Lähdesmäki 2022 BMC Bioinformatics

Parallel MCMC Without Embarrassing Failures

Daniel Augusto de Souza, Diego Parente Paiva Mesquita, Samuel Kaski, Luigi Acerbi 2022 Proceedings of The 25th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics

Likelihood-Free Inference in State-Space Models with Unknown Dynamics

Alexander Aushev, Anh Tran, Henri Pesonen, Andrew Howes, Samuel Kaski 2022 pre-print

Approximate Bayesian Computation with Domain Expert in the Loop

Ayush Bharti, Louis Filstroff, Samuel Kaski 2022 Proceedings of the 39th International Conference on Machine Learning

DoodleFormer: Creative Sketch Drawing with Transformers

Ankan Kumar Bhunia, Salman Khan, Hisham Cholakkal, Rao Muhammad Anwer, Fahad Shahbaz Khan, Jorma Laaksonen, Michael Felsberg 2022 Computer Vision – ECCV 2022 - 17th European Conference, Proceedings

Learning to Predict Graphs with Fused Gromov-Wasserstein Barycenters

Luc Brogat-Motte, Rémi Flamary, Céline Brouard, Juho Rousu, Florence d'Alché-Buc 2022 Proceedings of the 39th International Conference on Machine Learning, PMLR

Report on a European Collaborative Cloud for Cultural Heritage

Pere Brunet, Livio de Luca, Eero Hyvönen, Adeline Joffres, Martijn Pronk, Peter Plassmayer, Ropberto Scopigno, Gabor Sonkoly 2022
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Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT (external link)

Collaborative institute for research on information technology.

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Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence FCAI (external link)

International research hub for artificial intelligence

Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence
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